Burnell Switch, TX

By: Christopher Long

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: November 1, 1994

Burnell Switch was a switch and loading track on the Texas and New Orleans Railroad at the Karnes-Bee county line. It served the Burnell oilfield, which extended across Medio Creek into Bee County, and reported three businesses and a population of ten in 1940. After World War II the businesses all closed, and in the early 1990s only a few scattered farmhouses remained in the area.

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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Christopher Long, “Burnell Switch, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 21, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/burnell-switch-tx.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994

Burnell Switch
Currently Exists
Place Type
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Bee County
  • Latitude: 28.67009200°
  • Longitude: -97.82225100°